8 Delectable Desserts – with a few good friends!

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It is finally time for dessert and I cannot wait to share what these good friends have for sweets. This is the icing on the cake (so to speak) as we take a look at some seriously delectable desserts.

Related: 8 delicious dinners.

I have had such fun rooting around in the kitchens of our fab foodie friends. We’ve got brilliant breakfasts and easy lunches, and of course those tasty dinners. And now?


8 Delectable Desserts – with a few good friends!

1 – Vanilla Chocolate Crumb Cake

Did she say vanilla and chocolate AND crumb…cake. I’m in. I love a good and moist cake and this one is YUM! Great for a slice with coffee after a delicious dinner, you may also enjoy it with your morning latte’. At least that’s what Rosemary’s husband does. Who can blame him? Look at all those yummy crumbs on top of a wicked good vanilla bottom. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I could, but that’s not too wise. Better to save some for later, anyway. Enjoy YOUR slice (or three) from An Italian in My Kitchen!

Delectable Desserts - Vanilla Chocolate Crumb Cake - An Italian in My Kitchen

2 – Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie

How is it that I’ve never had this delectable dessert? So many kinds of SWEET! As Linda says, it’s perfect for a summer get-together, though it must stay frozen until you are ready to serve. This tasty recipe calls for Ben and Jerry’s (that’s what she used and recommends) and those guys know how to make ice cream. My mouth is watering and it’s not even 8am as I write this. And oh how I love fresh strawberries and cookie crumb crust. Thanks to the Food Huntress, this may just be my go-to for all summer parties. No apologies, just one bite will have you hooked!

Delectable Desserts - Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie - Food Huntress

3 – Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies

April states that you shouldn’t mess (too much) with classics and I agree. Peanut Butter Cookies are one of my top two all time favorite cookies (besides my mom in heaven’s chocolate chip cookies, which I do pretty darn well). When I saw these cookies from Girl Gone Gourmet, I couldn’t resist. And I’m excited for the spicy twist she adds to make them tastier and for the luscious smells they make throughout the house while you are baking them. So GOOD! I may just have to turn it up a notch and add that extra touch when making my own. YAY!

Delectable Desserts - Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies - Girl Gone Gourmet

4 – Maple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

One thing we have plenty of up here in the north is maple. So when I saw Karen’s recipe for these delish cupcakes, I had to peek. Did you know they taste like PANCAKES??? Breakfast and dessert? Yes, please. I do love a good cupcake (or three, I’m a food addict, after all) and this recipe is pretty quick and easy. AND? They are sugar-free, something she delights in sharing with folks after they take a bite and ask her to pass the bacon…seriously. Just one of Karen’s Kitchen Stories. You’ll be stoked to find a huge assortment of other cupcakes within this post, as it is part of a Cupcake Day theme. Is that a thing? Oh happy cupcake day!

Delectable Desserts - Maple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

5 – Apple Crisp with Coconut Oil 

The only fruit pie I ever liked was my Grandmother’s. I don’t know what she did to the topping to make it so very good, but it was GOOD. I have enjoyed Apple Crisp on more than one occasion, however. It’s the sweet of the crisp, I think. So when I saw Diane’s recipe, I drove straight over (well, I wish I could, anyway). She would probably invite me in, right? ANYway. Apple Crisp with Coconut Oil. That’s a healthy twist. Plus? This crisp is Vegan/Vegetarian free, as well as dairy-free and low-sodium. ALL that and it looks divine. With a plop of vanilla bean ice cream? Serve it UP, Homemade Food Junkie. Thank you for  having us.

Delectable Desserts - Apple Crisp with Coconut Oil - Homemade Food Junkie

6 – Banana Split Popsicles 

I’m not hoping for Summer soon or anything. Neither is Megan. 😉 But. She and I would most certainly agree that these Banana Split Popsicles are good all year round. You read that right. She took a crowd favorite and made it into a popsicle. OMGosh, so good. Plus I found out she secretly longs for Arizona. Same, Megan. Same. And not only does she whip up these delicious pops, she throws in more chocolate and nuts to top them off. You can leave them plain if nuts aren’t your thing. Either way, they are a tasty treat for Summer and the whole year through from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen. 

Delectable Desserts - Banana Split Popsicles - Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

7 – Potato Chip Cookies 

Renee is baking potato chips into cookies. She says they are slightly salty, slightly crunchy and OH so good (I added that last, though I’m sure she would agree, it’s her recipe, after all). Potato chips in cookies. It’s kinda crazy, super intriguing, and wicked cool. Plus? There are only 4 other ingredients for this recipe. And while Renee tends to only bake these for special occasions, don’t you think Potato Chip Cookies ARE a special occasion? I do, too. Thanks for giving us Joy in Every Season! 

Delectable Desserts - Potato Chip Cookies - Joy in Every Season

8 – Sticky Toffee Pudding

It’s pudding, not cake. And there is ice cream involved, but only at the end, right before the hot toffee sauce gets poured on. Brian shares with us an old English recipe, a tasty one for sure. This scrumptious pudding is decadent and not for the skimpy dessert eater. It’s a “stick to your ribs” kind of treat. So YUM! And there is an ice cream vs. custard debate going on over there, but I’m not stepping into the middle of it. Let’s just say, I side with Krumpli on this. Warm, sticky, cold, and tasty – the perfect combination to please any sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Delectable Desserts - Sticky Toffee Pudding - Krumpli

And here we are. 8 delectable desserts to pair with your favorite dinner (or lunch, or heck, breakfast) selection. You can plan your whole week PLUS! I know. You’re welcome. I do hope you get enough to eat.

From their kitchens to yours,

Sandra Lynn @ GFF



Missed the other round-ups in this series? Find them here! What an absolute pleasure it’s been getting to know these fine folks. I do hope to do it again, soon!

Now that Tina is back in the hot seat, and by that, I mean kitchen, I’m heading back over to Informed Sharing and 6 Miles Daily. Stay tuned to the latter for an EXCITING announcement, coming May 18th. It may hinder my eating capabilities for quite some time. But I’m never too far from the kitchen…Cheers!

As with my other round-ups in this series, I did not delineate between gluten-free and not. If you have any questions, just send a note to Tina and she’ll be happy to help you.

4 thoughts on “8 Delectable Desserts – with a few good friends!

  1. Oh YES!! These all look so delicious! Thanks for putting in our apple crisp. One of our favorite all time desserts! Of course, dessert is our favorite meal! 🙂 Have a great day Tina!

    • They certainly do look delicious. Sandi wrote up a wonderful post! Now it’s time for me to get back in the swing of things after an extended vacation!

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